The most expensive thing that I own isn’t something that I’ve bought myself. It was given to me as a gift, and it’s a necklace with my father’s ashes in it. In fact, I think all the expensive things that I own are things that were given to me as a gift. Partly because I … More #6. What’s the Most Expensive Thing You Own? What Was It Like to Buy It?
I had never expected that I would grow up to be a pirate. I was born the daughter of a captain in the Merchant Navy and spent most of my childhood exploring the coastline around my home. I constantly drove my mother to despair with my scraped knees, muddy face, and a fierce refusal to … More #5. Life Among the Pirates
The room is quiet now, still, peaceful. It’s not silent, there are the familiar sounds of the night. The hooting of the owl in the apple tree outside the window, the occasional rush of traffic from the road on the other side of the house, the familiar snoring from the room next door. Today was … More #4. What Your Desk Thinks About at Night
Comfort is curling up in your favourite spot on the sofa with a warm drink when it’s rainy and cold outside. Comfort is the familiar embrace of your own bed after a long day. Comfort is getting lost in your favourite book, the one with the dog-eared pages and the well-worn spine. Or getting lost … More #3. Comfort
My father drove many cars, and motorbikes, throughout his life. But the one I remember most distinctly, or at least the most fondly, was the car he had when I was very young. It’s the first car I remember us having. It was a baby blue Land Rover Defender with a white roof. It was … More #2: The Car Your Father Drove
Writers block feels as if all the words that you want to write are blocky and clunky, like they are foreign inside your head. Like all the sentences you want to write won’t flow, instead it’s like trying to draw blood from a stone. Every word that you try to write feels forced, wrong, broken. … More #1: What Does Writers Block Feel Like?
The start of my year was pretty damn hectic, but I’ve had some more free time recently, so I’ve decided to work on a few of my own projects. I really want to develop my writing and challenge myself with it a little bit. I got a book a while back entitled ‘642 Things to … More #0: 365 Days of Writing Prompts
The UK mental health system kinda sucks. It doesn’t completely suck, because at least we actually have one, so we’re doing better than some places at least. But from what I’ve experienced the one we do have is, like the rest of the NHS, is under-funded and over-subscribed. I’ve had a long history with various … More Why Are We Waiting
Yesterday my Mum got married, and it got me thinking about relationships, romance, and more importantly, the idea of soulmates. It’s an idea that I feel is perpetuated a lot in the media. So many films, books, and T.V. shows revolve around the idea that there is one perfect person out there for everyone. Two … More Are We Obsessed With The Idea Of Soulmates?
I’m not gonna lie, this post is pretty much just gonna be around 1000 words on why women are awesome. If you’re not down for that, fight me. (Please don’t actually fight me, cause I’m kind of a wimp.) This week was International Women’s Day, and Mother’s Day, so pretty much 80% of my social … More Who Run the World